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Department of Energy (DOE)

Permanent Workforce: 15,338 Temporary Workforce: 488 Total Workforce: 15,826

Workforce Composition

Total # Men Women Hispanic or Latino White Black or African American Asian Native Hawaiian / Other Pacific Islander American Indian / Alaska Native Two or More Races Individuals with Targeted Disabilities
Permanent Workforce 15,338 61.27% 38.73% 6.42% 74.94% 11.59% 4.64% 0.14% 1.42% 0.85% 0.78%
Major Occupations:
GENERAL ENGINEERING 1,690 81.07% 18.93% 8.88% 75.15% 5.15% 8.76% 0.12% 1.12% 0.83% 0.47%
GEN PHY SCIENCE 656 74.85% 25.15% 4.42% 82.47% 4.57% 5.64% 0.15% 2.44% 0.30% 0.15%
ELECTRICIAN (HIGH VOLT) 510 97.65% 2.35% 3.92% 90.98% 0.78% 0.78% 0.00% 1.57% 1.96% 0.20%
GS-14 and GS-15* 4,222 67.24% 32.76% 3.53% 79.87% 9.33% 5.64% 0.14% 0.97% 0.52% 0.71%
Senior Pay Level* 565 79.12% 20.88% 4.42% 84.42% 5.66% 4.07% 0.00% 1.06% 0.35% 0.18%
SES 458 77.29% 22.71% 3.93% 85.59% 6.11% 3.49% 0.00% 0.87% 0.00% 0.22%
First-Level Officials/ Mgrs 8 62.50% 37.50% 0.00% 87.50% 12.50% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%
Mid-Level Officials/ Mgrs 726 65.98% 34.02% 5.37% 78.65% 7.71% 5.10% 0.00% 1.93% 1.24% 0.69%
Senior-Level Officials/ Mgrs 1,344 73.51% 26.49% 3.42% 83.63% 8.04% 3.42% 0.07% 1.12% 0.30% 0.37%

*Does not include pay-banded employees

Targeted Disabilities

As of September 30, 2009, DOE employed 120 (0.76%) Individuals with Targeted Disabilities (IWTD). In order to have met the federal 2% participation rate goal, 317 IWTD were needed. This represents an increase of 2 employees over FY 2008 and an increase of 4 employees since FY 2005. The participation rate for FY 2008 was 0.76% and for FY 2005 was 0.77%. Over the 5-year period DOE had a net decrease of 0.01% in employees with targeted disabilities.

EEO Complaint Processing

I. Counseling

DOE timely processed 61.1% of the 95 pre-complaint counselings (without remands) completed in FY 2009.

II. Bases of Complaints Filed

The bases of alleged discrimination most often raised were: (1) Reprisal; (2) Age; and (3) Sex (Female). Of the 48 complaints filed at DOE, 11 contained allegations of race (Black/African American) discrimination, 4 contained allegations of race (White) discrimination, 1 contained an allegation of race (Asian) discrimination, 1 contained an allegation of race (American Indian/Alaska Native) discrimination, 10 contained allegations of color discrimination and 13 contained allegations of disability discrimination.

III. Complaint Processing Times

Of the 37 completed investigations, 73% were timely. DOE's average time for completing an investigation was 198 days. Of the agencies completing 25 or more investigations, the Tennessee Valley Authority had the lowest average of 100 days.

DOE's average processing time for all complaint closures increased from 305 days in FY 2008 to 365 days in FY 2009. The government-wide average was 344 days.

IV. Costs

DOE agreed to pay $70,000 for 13 pre-complaint settlements, of which 3 were monetary settlements averaging $23,333. DOE expended a total of $107,519 for 37 complaint investigations, for an average expenditure of $2,906.

DOE agreed to pay a total of $245,674 plus other benefits for 9 complaint closures through settlement agreements, final agency decisions, and final agency orders fully implementing AJ decisions. For complaint closures with monetary benefits, the average award was $27,297.

Outcome of Counselings Completed in FY 2009
Pre-Complaint Counseling Outcomes Completed by EEO Counselor Completed Using ADR All Completed Counselings
# % # % # %
Pre-Complaint Counselings: 70 25 95
Settlements 3 4.3% 10 40% 13 13.7%
Withdrawals or No Complaints Filed 32 45.7% 0 0% 32 33.7%
Complaints Filed* 48 50.5%
Decision to File Complaint Pending at End of Fiscal Year 2 2.1%

*Includes only complaints filed in FY 2009 where counseling was also completed during FY 2009.

Agency Use of ADR for EEO Dispute Resolution in FY 2009
Counseling Complaint
Completed/Ended Counselings/Complaint Closures 95 35
Total Number Offered ADR 44 6
ADR Offer Rate* 46.3% 17.1%
ADR Participation Rate* 26.3% 2.9%
Total ADR Settlements 10 1
Total ADR Settlements Amount $70,000.00 $5,000.00

* EEOC revised the formula for calculating the ADR offer and participation rates in FY 2006.

Timeliness in FY 2009
Total # # Timely % Timely FY 2008 APD* FY 2009 APD % Change
All Pre-Complaint Counselings (minus remands) 95 58 61.1%
All Investigations 37 27 73% 290 198 -31.7%
All Complaint Closures 35 305 365 19.7%
Merit Decisions (no AJ) 14 11 78.6% 310 339 9.4%
Dismissal Decisions (no AJ) 7 75 169 125.3%

*APD = Average Processing Days

Outcomes of Complaints in FY 2009
Complaint Closures Final Agency Decision (no AJ Decision) Final Order (AJ Decision Fully Implemented) Final Order (AJ Decision Not Fully Implemented)
# % # % # % # %
Total Complaints Filed 48
Total Closures 35
Settlements 9 25.7%
Withdrawals 3 8.6%
Total Final Agency Actions 23 65.7% 21 91.3% 2 8.7% 0 0%
Dismissals 7 30.4% 7 100% 0 0% 0 0%
Merit Decisions 16 69.6% 14 87.5% 2 12.5% 0 0%
Finding Discrimination 0 NA% 0 NA% 0 NA% 0 NA%
Finding No Discrimination 16 100% 14 87.5% 2 12.5% 0 0%